Gianluca Scamacca has okayed the move to Roma, but West Ham hasn’t agreed to a loan, with option or obligation to buy, so far. The Giallorossi will keep working on the deal, hoping the Irons will eventually cave and sign off on it. But they have started weighing other options if the negotiation kept stalling.
According to Il Messaggero (via Virgilio), the capital side has Moussa Dembélé and Noah Okafor in their crosshairs. The former will be available on a free as his contract with Olympique Lyonnais is about to run out. He’s coming off a poor season where he bagged just three goals, but he was productive in the past. Instead, the Swiss starlet could depart for a reasonable fee considering a recent foot injury and a short-term deal.
If Roma didn’t get Scamacca, they could go after Alvaro Morata down the line. Atletico Madrid convinced him to sign an extension till 2026, but he could leave anyway. He has a €10M release clause. The Giallorossi would most likely pursue a loan for him as well, as his wages are conspicuous.
Director Tiago Pinto and José Mourinho inquired about Wilfried Zaha, who’s not a pure no.9 but would be a versatile addition to the frontline. He’s set to leave Crystal Palace on a Bosman move. His personal requests are robust, and he has multiple suitors.
Our Take on Roma and Scamacca
It would be a coup if they could get him with the formula they prefer, but they’ll probably have to wait until West Ham finds another good striker.
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